Admitted rapist out of jail scott-free after stupid 30-day sentence (VIDEO)
Stacey Rambold, the Montana teacher convicted of raping a student who later committed suicide, is out of prison today after having completed his blink-and-you'll-miss-it 30 day sentence.
It's been years since Rambold first raped 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007. It's been years since Moralez endured endless bullying after details of her sexual assault became public and subsequently committed suicide in 2010. And throughout all of that time, the teen's mom Auliea Hanlon, has been holding out hope that justice will finally be served. Instead, the heartbroken parent gets to watch the individual responsible for her daughter's death become a free man.
Hanlon cried on Wednesday, knowing that Rambold's barely-there jail stint would soon be ending. "I figured he'd be fired, go to jail, and she would be vindicated, and that would be the end of it," Hanlon told the AP. "Instead, here it is six years later, still going on, and he's getting out. ... He's still skating."
And I don't think any sane person could disagree with her. All you have to do is look back to know that Rambold has managed to catch one lucky break after another in this case. He first admitted to the rape in 2010 and was ordered to complete a three-year treatment program for sex offenders, which he was kicked out of and never finished. The case was revived in 2012 and brought to trial again, with the final ruling taking place just weeks ago. But somehow, Rambold managed to luck out again. In a series of controversial comments that sparked public fury, judge G. Todd Baugh decided that the girl acted "older than her chronological age" and sentenced Rambold to 15 years, suspending everything but a month.
Even after a formal complaint was lodged against Baugh (who later apologized for his remarks), the 30-day ruling stood. And though there's an appeal of the sentence in the works, it could anywhere from six to 18 months to make its way through the state's Supreme Court--way too late to stop Rambold from leaving prison today.
It's beyond outrageous that this mother should have to wait one more minute--let alone one more year--on top of the time she's already waited for justice to be served, especially since we already know Rambold is guilty and that his 30-day sentencing should never have been given in the first place. I just hope that she knows that Rambold is sure to get what's coming to him one day and that the rest of the world is on her side in the meantime.
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